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Pitt's India Act 1784 - Indian Polity - (in Odia)
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Pitt's India Act 1784 - Indian Polity. Important Indian Polity Affairs discussion for your upcoming examination.

Bibhuti Bhusan Swain
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  4. Pitt's India Act The East India Company Act 1784, also known as Pitt's India Act, was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain intended to address the shortcomings of the Regulating Act of 1773 by bringing the East India Company's rule in India under the control of the British Government

  5. Pitt's India Act Named for British prime minister William Pitt the Younger, the act provided for the appointment of a Board of Control, and provided for a joint government of British India by the Company and the Crown with the government holding the ultimate authority. A six member board of controllers was set up for political activities and Court of directors for financial activities

  6. Pitt's India Act By 1773 the East India Company was in dire financial straits and asked for assistance from the British Government s in India, the British Government enacted the Regulating Act in 1773 to control the activities of the Company The Act set up a system whereby it supervised (regulated) the work of the Company but did not take power for itself. This act was the stepping stone for the rule of British in India

  7. Pitt's India Act Governor-General was given the power to overrule his council on important matters. Presidencies of Bombay and Madras were brought under his authority and he was made the commander-in-chief of all the British troops in India, both of the company and of the British government.

  8. Pitt's India Act The principles laid down by the act of 1784 formed the base of the British administration in India. The agencies through which the governor-general exercised his power and responsibility were the army, the police, the civil service and the judiciary The Indian Sepoys formed the bulk of the company's army. Its size grew along with the British expansion By the time the conquest of India was completed, the number of Sepoys had risen to about 200,0o0 They were regularly paid and thoroughly trained in the use of the latest arms.

  9. Pitt's India Act By a supplementary act passed in 1786 Lord Cornwallis was appointed as the 2nd governor-general of Bengal, and he then became the effective ruler of British India under the authority of the Board of Control and the Court of Directors The constitution set up by Pitt's India Act did not undergo any major changes until the end of the company's rule in India in 1858.

  10. Pitt's India Act The acts contain very important significance that British Government has been given the supreme control over company's affairs and its administration. It was the first when company's possessions called British possession.